1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Did the Shibutanis have anything to do with Mirai situation?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by apatinar, Jan 13, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. apatinar

    apatinar Active Member

    633
    58
    28
    Did the Japanese American Shibutanis who made the team the night before have anything to do with the decision to leave Mirai off the team? Was the potential of having 3 Japanese on the USA squad a little too much for the USFS and the American public? There is so much mystery and confusion about the Mirai decision.. Although this probably wasn't verbally brought up in the closed door meeting, was the potential of having 3 Japanese people plus the Chinese Zhang on a 15 person squad a potential marketing nightmare for the USFS? Did they think that this would permanently change the face of skating in 10 years time sort of like how Michelle Kwan is responsible for the abundance of Asians now in the current USA skating ranks..
    This whole Mirai situation is a HOT MESS and I am absolutely gutted for her.. I really wish she would lawyer up and force the USFS to do the right thing.. Mirai was hosed big time and I feel that there were so many devious factors that played into the decision... and not just the ones in the dusty old rulebook they fished out of the attic to send Wagner.
     
  2. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa #Beckywiththebadgrades

    15,400
    12,145
    113
  3. Really

    Really Boston 2016 - I came, I saw, I loved it!

    31,025
    8,609
    113
    Wow...just wow...
     
  4. quartz

    quartz Never ever let anyone dull your sparkle.

    6,364
    13,010
    113
  5. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

    21,111
    8,167
    113
    WTF? So keeping Asian skaters off the Olympic team is going to make that "abundance of Asians" go away?
     
  6. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    5,130
    2,573
    113
  7. marmalade

    marmalade Stalking Cizeron's Instagram

    1,849
    607
    113
  8. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    6,381
    1,048
    113
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    34,576
    8,866
    113
    I've been thinking you are a troll for a few days now and the answer to that question is finally a resounding yes. Thanks for making it so clear.
     
    victorskid and (deleted member) like this.
  10. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

    4,469
    6,909
    113
  11. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    1,330
    141
    63
    Your post is a HOT MESS.
     
  12. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

    35,688
    17,150
    113
    I don't think so. It's entirely an individual vs her fed type situation, IMO.
     
  13. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

    876
    258
    63
    When is this going to be closed?? This is BS..
     
  14. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    2,904
    740
    113
    "Na, they were too busy plotting to underthrow the I.S.U."
    :confused: "Don't you mean overthrow?"
    "Believe me, under $peedy, you could never throw it far enough!"
     
  15. allezfred

    allezfred People call me rude, I wish we all were.... Staff Member

    49,142
    24,887
    113
    You are a tool and the admins at FSU have no time for this. Thread closed. :rolleyes:
     
    victorskid and (deleted member) like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.